The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

A visitor to the 9/11 Memorial Museum photographs his reflection in the glass of the Museum Pavilion.
Visitor to the 9/11 Memorial Museum photographs the museum pavilion. Photo by Ben Hider.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is a photography series devoted to documenting moments big and small that unfold at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

The View: A visitor captures a photograph of the 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion. Designed by the international architecture and design firm, Snøhetta, the pavilion is the primary entryway to the Museum. “Our desire is to allow visitors to find a place that is a naturally occurring threshold between the everyday life of the city and the uniquely spiritual quality of the Memorial. It is important that people physically engage with the building and feel that it helps lead them on to other areas of the site and other thoughts about their experiences there.,” said Craig Dykers, the founding partner architect who designed the building.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff


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